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7.5.2015 Second Annual Report 2014 This is the second annual report of the National Clinical Effectiveness Committee (NCEC) highlighting its activities for 2014.  The NCEC was established as part of the Patient Safety First Initiative with the mission to provide a framework for national...
14.5.2015 Drugs misuse continues to be one of the most significant challenges facing our country.   It is highly destructive and has devastating effects on individuals, relationships, families, communities and society in general. Implementation of the National Drugs Strategy 2009-2016, which...
25.5.2015 Review of A Strategy for Cancer Control in Ireland. The review was led by Professor Padraig Warde of the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto.  The evaluation panel was very impressed with the excellent progress in the cancer control system in Ireland since the publication of A...
27.5.2015 Sepsis, severe sepsis and septic shock are used to describe the systemic inflammatory response of patients to infection, as a continuum of progressive and life threatening severity.  Sepsis is the clinical syndrome defined by the presence of both infection and a systemic inflammatory...
2.4.2015 In December 2014, Minister Varadkar convened the Emergency Department Taskforce to provide focus and momentum, and to develop sustainable long-term solutions to ED overcrowding. On 2 April, 2015, with Minister Lynch, Minister Varadkar announced additional funding to tackle Delayed...
28.4.2015 Under the new arrangements, children under 6 will be eligible for GP care free at the point of service. They will also benefit from age-based preventive checks focused on health and wellbeing, identifying obesity and other problems early, and the prevention of disease. These assessments...
5.3.2015 Ms Kathleen Lynch T.D., Minister for Primary Care, Social Care (Disabilities...
5.3.2015 In July 2013 a Working Group, chaired by Prof. Brian MacCraith, President, Dublin City University, was established to carry out a strategic review of medical training and career structure. The Working Group was tasked with examining and making high-level recommendations relating to...
3.3.2015 With the acceptance by Minister Wells and Minister Varadkar of the recommendations of the International Working Group (IWG) report on an all island model for congenital heart disease, a framework of governance which can facilitate the work required and recognise the cross jurisdictional...
5.3.2015 This is the first annual report of the National Healthcare Quality Reporting System (NHQRS). The establishment of the NHQRS was announced in February 2014 by the Minister for Health as part of his commitment to the public reporting of quality indicators that reflect on the quality and...

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